organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 12. ribbon, fibers, and thread.
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 1/15/2012 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
 

~crisann~
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Posted: 1/15/2012 7:22:43 PM

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Posted: 1/15/2012 7:52:18 PM
Crisann- I hope you are feeling better soon.

My ribbon is in a big tangled mess in an Expedit bin. The bin is FULL. I also have two shelves that have rolls of ribbon on dowels. My plan is to use the tiny clear hair elastics to hold my ribbon after I roll each piece. I think I will then get some kind of container for each color to fit in the bin.

My floss and fibers are on floss cards in floss boxes so that is no problem.

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Posted: 1/16/2012 12:16:08 AM
Oh Crisann, hope you're feeling better soon!

This is the week I'm dreading. Luckily I'm on my way to work and can procrastinate a few more hours!

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Posted: 1/16/2012 2:54:06 PM
Sorry to hear you are still unwell crisann.

I've got a head start this week, thank goodness, because I have lots of ribbons. Most of them are already stored on bobbin cards in plastic containers. I did however pull out quite a few last week so have some more winding to get done.
I don't really have any fibers so they aren't a problem and my threads are stored in the same way as my ribbons, a system in place from back when needlework was my serious hobby.

I don't use ribbons as much on my LOs as I should considering how many I own. I use pieces flat across the page and some times have tied pieces as well. I really should try to find some new ideas.
Thread is mostly used for stitching.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 10:14:07 AM
Ribbon is sorted by color in large MM jars. Floss is wound on cards and in a smaller jar (not much on hand right now). Twine has it's own jar as well. I haven't had any fiber since a purge a couple of years ago. Having all these things visible helps me to remember to use them, for a long time I was a ribbon collector only

Photos of my room in progress are in my gallery.

Hope you are feeling better Crisann!!


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Posted: 1/18/2012 10:38:38 AM
I am still rolling ribbon. I don't know why I thought this was a good idea. It is taking forever. I am making a small (very, very small) dent in the ribbon bin.

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Posted: 1/18/2012 1:08:23 PM
This wasn't as bad as I anticipated. I thought I had a bunch of ribbon rolling ahead of me, but it looked worse than it was.

My ribbons,fibers (still some left since 2001...) and twine is rolled up and put into glass jars by color. Some are rolled and fastened with little rubber bands, others are on floss cards. This last part is pure laziness - they were already on the floss cards, and the cards fit into the jar.... why fight it??

Can't believe I'm done

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Posted: 1/19/2012 2:31:38 AM
Not a bad week for me. My ribbons are sorted into little jars by colour and rolls on a dowel below my paintshelf. Broader ribbons are in a large glass jar on my bookshelf.

Threads are all on floss cards in a tackle box, sorted by colour. All I need to do is organise my fibles the same way, and I'm done. Just need to get another tackle box.

Whew, finally an easy week!

Kris74
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Posted: 1/19/2012 6:29:41 AM
Good for you guys!!! I'm still in the "purging" stage of my ribbon. LOL

I know where all of my ribbons are, I just can't decide how I want to store them

So far; I have two IRIS cases full of spools of ribbon, a small bead box full of various fibers, a small-ish curtain rod with spools of ribbon, various ziplocs on a binder ring full of ribbon in "colour bags" and a shoebox+ full of Christmas ribbon.

Maybe if I actually started using my ribbon, I could justify having it all (or figuring out which storage method works best )

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Posted: 1/21/2012 4:09:10 AM
BTT
Kris, how's the purging coming?
I saw somebody in this board only keeping two yards of each ribbon, and thought it would have been a brilliant tip for me when I was purging. It's not so often I use yards and yards of one type ribbon...

I've been brainstorming how to deal with my unfinished projects and kits. I don't have many of either type, but I would like to MAKE kits, so I need a space for them, and some organization.

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Posted: 1/21/2012 7:21:16 AM
Hilde, um .... purging is not going well. I've had so little time in my scraproom this week I haven't even made a dent.

But as much as I like the spools in front of my desk, I might take the rest of them and take them OFF the spools. Then I could fit everything I have into one IRIS case ....

What I really need is some inspiration on HOW to use more ribbon (or some ribbon ) on my pages. Any ideas??

~crisann~
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Posted: 1/21/2012 7:47:09 AM
i'm w/ kris - i rarely use it, except for the ideas i have for my "life book" cover from soul restoration II - the book is done, just not the cover.

purging isn't going to happen in my world. i keep telling s/o that we need to get the basement finished because i'm outgrowing this room. lol...

hope everyone has a great weekend!

elinemom
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Posted: 1/21/2012 5:00:22 PM
Yep, that's the problem - how to use all that ribbon?
It's nice to have it coralled, but I seldom use it on a layout. Perhaps a challenge is in order? "Creative uses of ribbon" or perhaps just "use ribbon"

MisasMom
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Posted: 1/21/2012 8:16:25 PM
After using a ribbon a few times I frequently move it to my gift wrap storage box, I don't feel guilty of waste and my gifts look pretty too.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/22/2012 7:08:31 AM
Oh horror of horrors!

There I am, finally getting to my box of fibres sitting waiting to be sorted and stored and what do I find when I open the box?

Lots of little embellies in little containers I must have tossed in there when clearing out my bookshelf!!!

Argh! I thought I had them all sorted. Ok, baggies, come here, we need to spend some quality time... fibres, back in that box for now...

Where do all these 'little bits' come from??? Ok, yeah, I know I must have carried them in here, but they seem to multiply in the dark, lol.

Kris74
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Posted: 1/22/2012 8:05:18 AM
Michelle - Of course they multiply in the dark. How else could we possibly have so much of everything

Pat - That's a great idea!!! I may have to borrow that one. I love the idea of pretty gifts

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/22/2012 11:13:39 AM
Hey, Kris, I like the fact that we seem to inhabit the same world. One filled with gremlins, things that multiply inexplicably...

Shh,I have fairies at the end of the garden! You too?

It makes it so much easier to blame 'them' for anything popping up unexpectedly. And, yes, I love reading fantasy.

elinemom
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Posted: 1/22/2012 12:36:51 PM
Ha-ha, you crack me up!
Thanks for the laugh - it's good to know I'm not alone. I, too, have things multiplying when I'm not looking. Scrapbooking supplies, laundry, dust bunnies...
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